Quick Mongolian Beef Noodle Stir-Fry

Quick Mongolian Beef Noodle Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef (such as flank or sirloin)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 10 oz noodles (such as udon or rice noodles)
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the Beef: In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ground ginger, and minced garlic. Add the sliced beef and marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the Noodles: Cook the noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Sear the Beef: In a large wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over high heat. Add the marinated beef and sear until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the beef from the wok and set aside.
  4. Stir-Fry the Vegetables: In the same wok, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the red bell pepper, broccoli, and snow peas. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender but still crisp.
  5. Combine: Return the beef to the wok. Add the cooked noodles and beef broth. Drizzle with sesame oil and toss everything together, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through and well combined.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve hot.

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10 oz linguine noodles
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 green onions, sliced for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Linguine: Cook the linguine according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Brown the Beef: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink, breaking it into small pieces as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Sauté Garlic: Add minced garlic to the skillet with the beef and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Prepare the Sauce: In a bowl, combine brown sugar, beef broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ground ginger, and black pepper. Stir well to mix.
  5. Combine Beef and Sauce: Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the beef and bring to a simmer.
  6. Thicken the Sauce: Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl to create a slurry. Stir this into the skillet to thicken the sauce. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thickened and glossy.
  7. Add Noodles: Toss the cooked linguine in the skillet with the beef and sauce until evenly coated.
  8. Serve: Serve hot, garnished with sliced green onions.

Weight Watchers Points Calculation:

To calculate the Weight Watchers points for these recipes, you’ll need to input the specific ingredients and their quantities into the Weight Watchers points calculator or app. Here are the general guidelines for estimating points:

Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles:

  • Ground beef (1 lb): Depending on the fat content (typically around 23-30 points for 80-85% lean beef)
  • Soy sauce (1/3 cup): 0 points
  • Hoisin sauce (3 tablespoons): 6 points
  • Brown sugar (1/3 cup): 12 points
  • Linguine noodles (10 oz): Approximately 20-25 points
  • Beef broth (1/4 cup): 0 points
  • Cornstarch (1 tablespoon): 1 point
  • Vegetable oil (if used): 4-6 points depending on amount used

Using these ingredients, the total points for the dish can range from 65 to 80 points. Dividing by the number of servings (typically 4), each serving would be approximately 16-20 points.

For the Quick Mongolian Beef Noodle Stir-Fry, the points will be similar based on similar ingredients and quantities. Always check the specific ingredients you use for the most accurate points.

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